The style strikes one as being strong, self assured, wholly
its iconic use of types and convention. The figure face in
profile and the
body in three quarter profile - is drawn firmly and with clarity.
royalty was treated as divine is portrayed here by the halo
around the head.
A jama of opaque fabric gathers at the waist, held in place by a
then falls till the calves; a tight pyjama completing the attire.
wears a turban decorated with a string of gems and a large plume.
Necklaces, bracelets, rings form part of his ornaments. A small
be noticed, discreetly tucked under his belt. The pose is of
of the jewellery piece the 'sarpech' or the aigerette, his one
it delicately and the other directing the viewers attention
The background is deep green with a few non-descript flowers
random, straying from the thin horizontal depiction of the sky
The inscription identifies the figure as Shahjahan.
This description by Renu Rana.
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